Fine Gael may not be on a winning streak, but party member and former Mayor of Sligo, Matt Lyons, is feeling lucky after selling the €8.2 million winn(...)

In 2012, another winning player who bought their ticket in the same shop did not claim their prize of €350,000. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times  The €2 Quick Pick ticket was bought in at the Bus Stop Kiosk in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

With just a few hours to go for one lucky person to collect their €1 million jackpot, a National Lottery spokeswoman said that no-one has yet been in (...)

In 2012, another winning player who bought their ticket in the same shop did not claim their prize of €350,000. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Time is ticking down to the final hours for one lottery winner to claim their €1 million winnings. One lucky person has until 5.30pm on Friday to col(...)

Former Independent TD Jackie Healy Rae. File photograph: Peter Thursfield

Some are snobbish about Independents. Some look down on constituencies for electing them. They “tut, tut” about voters who vote for them. It’s an at(...)

The owner and staff of Careys in Belmullet celebrating selling the winning lottery ticket. The photograph shows owner Lorraine O’Connor (centre) with Billy O’Connor and Molly O’Connor and staff members Sarah Conmy and Hazel O’Connor. Photograph: Paul Mealey

A family from Co Mayo officially became multi-millionaires on Wednesday when they collected their jackpot of €13.7 million at the National Lottery off(...)

 The owner and  staff of Careys in Belmullet celebrating selling the winning lottery  ticket. The photograph shows owner Lorraine O’Connor (centre) with   Billy O’Connor and  Molly O’Connor and  staff members Sarah Conmy and Hazel O’Connor. Photograph:  Paul Mealey.

Erris, in north-west Mayo, may be the best place to go wild in the country, according to an Irish Times competition in 2014, but Belmullet is now be t(...)

A couple who won €500,000 in the lottery split up after the money ran out, a court has heard. File photograph: Philip Sears/Reuters

A couple who won €500,000 in the lottery split up after the money ran out, a family District Court in the northwest has heard. The woman, who was not(...)

The National Lottery website and ticket machines were brought down on Wednesday by a cyber attack, the operator has confirmed. Lotto customers were u(...)

JUNE: Clerys department store on O’Connell Street closes its doors for the last time. Photograph: Frank Miller

January A new year dawns with news that a long-time voice of the Irish consumer, Eddie Hobbs, is the new voice of Lucinda Creighton’s Renua.&nbs(...)

The National Lottery’s ‘Guru’ ads are by creative agency DDFH&B

Advertising and communications group DDFH&B made a profit of €2.8 million in 2014, down 4 per cent on the previous year, according to accounts rec(...)